Suggestions to Staging a Home
Written by Rhonda Jarvis
“All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.”
Great words, written by Shakespeare, that are shockingly applicable to real estate. In this situation, looks do matter.
Your home doesn’t have to be magazine perfect, nor does it have to be on the top end of the market to look its best. There are a few things to remember that can help you display your home in its best light.
Accentuate the positive.
This does not mean be dishonest at all, simply highlight the best features. For example, let the beautiful window be a focal point instead of hiding it behind heavy drapes.
All spaces, including closets, need to be minimized. Fewer things on the walls, fewer knick-knacks and no personal clutter. If this means storing much of your belongings, it is still the best option because it will help the home sell more quickly.
Neutral colors are best.
There are trendy colors that may appeal to many but neutral colors help everyone who sees the property envision their things in this space. Since getting more people interested in your home is a goal, neutral makes sense.
Keep your home “show ready” all of the time. It is a difficult thing to live in a house that is on the market but it can be done. Keep personal items picked up, toothpaste out of sinks, splatters off the mirrors, floor swept and fingerprints off the wall; just to mention a few details.
Everyone has their favorite scent, but it is usually different from another’s favorite scent. The best scent for a home on the market is clean and fresh. If you use a fragrance to enhance the clean of your home, chose a simple one, perhaps citrus or vanilla that is not overpowering.
Your Stovall Realtors agent can give you expert suggestions for the best way to stage and market your particular home, and help you see your home through the eyes of a buyer. Since your home will be in competition with other homes that are on the market, your home has to be the best!
“And so he plays his part.” Your agent and you, each have a part on this stage. Stage your home well.
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